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Writingness

Becky Lang

Becky Lang is a Minneapolis-based writer, ad creative and podcaster. She's the host of Writingness, and the co-host of My Super Sweet Obsession and The Rosé Ceremony.

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Jul 19, 2018 Becky Lang
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Your Minnesota-based "Bachelorette" recap podcast is here to cover the ins and outs of Becca Kufrin's season. Becky Lang, Caroline Olstad and Jay Gabler talk about Minnesota sights seen, whether or not they say "ope!" enough and ... were Colton and Garrett the same person for the first three episodes? Join us and bring your rosé.
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Feb 21, 2018 Becky Lang
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The Rosé Ceremony - Arie's Mid-Season Checkin by Becky Lang
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Rosé Ceremony: End of Rachel's Season, BIP and Nick + Vanessa Breakup by Becky Lang
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Jul 13, 2017 Becky Lang
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Halfway through Rachel Lindsay's season of "The Bachelorette," Becky Lang and Caroline Olstad bring in a special guest to talk about what's gone down so far. They're joined by Bach Nation-devotee Jay Gabler, of The Current/MPR/The Tangential. We talk about our guilty crushes, #LeeGate, why the producers are extra evil lately and even give hot takes on BIP. We try to keep it as real and 100 as possible.
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Mar 14, 2017 Becky Lang
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This epic season of brunettes in red dresses is coming to a close. Becky and Caroline talk about Nick's final frosty dates, Raven's upcoming memoir writing career, and the story behind his mom's nose ring.
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Mar 7, 2017 Becky Lang
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Pom poms, wool and frozen water—oh my! Things heat up as Nick embarks on the coldest fantasy suite episode yet. Then, Corinne gets the last laugh, and forkful of cheese, on the Women Tell All.
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Feb 28, 2017 Becky Lang
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What will Nick choose to do with Raven's blushing flower as she takes off her layers of elk fur? Also, why no Finnish Laphunds? Not even one?
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Feb 21, 2017 Becky Lang
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Nick meets the people who made our remaining Bachelorettes. There's swamp water, there's pasta, there's intimidating dads - and more! Will Nick survive without contracting a mosquito-borne illness?
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Feb 14, 2017 Becky Lang
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For this very special episode, both our moms join us to talk about topics like how Nick probably uses onions to seem like he's crying, how he's a 4 out of 10 in hotness, and whether or not Raven is a witch!
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Feb 7, 2017 Becky Lang
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Nick and the ladies head to St. Martin for some fun in the sun. But when the producers refuse to feed the ladies anything but tequila shots, violence erupts. Which six girls don't survive?
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Jan 31, 2017 Becky Lang
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Nick and the crew leave Waukesha for New Orleans. Amidst mosquitoes and gators, we learn about who has the most and least emotional intelligence. This episode gets a B- in psych.
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Jan 24, 2017 Becky Lang
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Cheese curds. Milking cows. Rollerblading. Crying moms. Nick brings the girls to his hometown of Waukesha and Corinne's wrists cannot handle it.
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Jan 17, 2017 Becky Lang
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Tears are shed. Butts are grabbed. Backstreet Boys are back. We break down this juicy episode that featured anti-gravity, 90's pop, Olympians and so much more. (This podcast was edited and uploaded by our nanny.)
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Jan 10, 2017 Becky Lang
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Becky Lang and Caroline Olstad talk about Nick Viall's first big dates, Corinne's villainy, Alexis' chestes, Liz's jumper and more!
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Jan 2, 2017 Becky Lang
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Becky Lang and Caroline Olstad preview infamous underdog and possible sleaze Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. We talk which lovely lady will get the final rose, who will be the season's villain and why our moms hate Nick. Plus, there's rosé.
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Oct 22, 2016 Becky Lang
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Raghav Mehta returns to talk about his move to NYC, his trial period writing headlines for the Onion and more! Plus a special appearance by Jay Boller.
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Aug 29, 2016 Becky Lang
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Anna Nowak joins me to talk about her new project, Netiquette Today. She shares her view that the Internet is constantly changing the way we communicate and we nerd out about language, Tumblr and Drake gifs.
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Jul 10, 2016 Becky Lang
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Scotty Gunderson drops in to promote our new podcast, My Super Sweet Obsession. He also brings his husband (and my BFF) Jason Zabel, who is our first guest. Listen in for the backstory on our latest project! We also talk about our beach bods a lot.
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Jun 28, 2016 Becky Lang
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What's it like to write for The Current and MPR? Andrea Swensson and Jay Gabler come by to talk about their jobs.
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Jun 8, 2016 Becky Lang
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Hannah Sayle, the managing editor of City Pages, and Jay Boller, the music editor, drop by to answer all the hard questions about the publication they help run.
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May 26, 2016 Becky Lang
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Gigi (Gourgous) Berry returns to Minneapolis after undergoing an intense surgery in her home-state of Georgia. She's ready to talk about healing, beauty and how not to be an a*****e on Twitter. Great stuff, tbh.
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Apr 14, 2016 Becky Lang
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Cecely Meller stops by to talk about her journey to become an advertising copywriter.
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Mar 31, 2016 Becky Lang
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Writer Emily Weiss joins me to talk about working in publishing at Mill City Press, being a dining critic at City Pages, writing for the Hairpin and her love of American Girl Dolls.
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The hilarious and lovely Nora McInerny Purmort joins this week to talk about her upcoming memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)." Her book chronicles her experience losing her husband, her father and a pregnancy, and just being a human through it all.
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Fiction writer John Jodzio has been published in many places, including McSweeney's, Paper Darts and in The Tangential's fiction compilation "Future Cities." He's about to release his third book, "Knockout," which features twisted characters, humorous situations and a hint of magic realism. He joins the podcast to talk about how he crafts his stories and why more people should get into the short story world.
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Feb 6, 2016 Becky Lang
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Jay Gabler and Katie Sisneros come on this week to talk about the first five years of The Tangential, and to make a special announcement.
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Poet, playwright and KFAI host Brenda Bell Brown stops by to talk about her choice to make art her main gig. She also reads poems by the people who inspired her growing up, and some of her own.
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Jan 21, 2016 Becky Lang
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This week we recorded from sunny L.A.! Get to know Steph Georgopulos, formerly of Thought Catalog and Human Parts, writer of "Some Things I Did for Money" and Sarah Heuer of Philolzophy!
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Meet Marina Maric, founder of LOL-OMG and digital strategist. She talks about writing in Minneapolis and learning to read in Bosnia, and shares her top recommendations for what to read and watch.
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Jan 7, 2016 Becky Lang
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Local writer, PR maven, journalist and Twitter lady Maggie LaMaack talks about her many passions, including the lyrical content of Taylor Swift
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Dec 31, 2015 Becky Lang
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Writer, teacher, blogger and Golden Bubbles guy Chris Vondracek shares his thoughts on storytelling, poetry and what to do once you've finished a book.
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Dec 24, 2015 Becky Lang
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For a very Merry Christmas special, my best friend, colleague and frequent collaborator Jason Zabel is here! We talk about his tenure at the A.V. Club, his perspective on fiction and his tips on writing plays.
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Dec 17, 2015 Becky Lang
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Y.A. author and teacher at The Loft and Hamline University Megan Atwood shares her wisdom on the genre and some tips for getting an agent. She also shares the deets on her upcoming novel, "House."
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This week we're joined by comedian Josh Gondelman. He talks about his gig writing for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," his new book with Joe Berkowitz, "You Blew It!," and how to write jokes in the era of Twitter.
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Dec 3, 2015 Becky Lang
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Jon Hunt, who writes the "We Will Rock You" column for l'etoile magazine, talks about getting his start in music journalism and shares advice for how/why to tackle tough subjects in blogging. He also shares his take on which character represents him in the film canon of Diablo Cody.
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Nov 19, 2015 Becky Lang
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Writer and artist Amina Harper joins us to talk about how Hollywood and T.V. represent race. She shares her tips for avoiding pitfalls of whitewashing and stereotyping. She also reads an excerpt from her in-progress novel.
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Writer and Instagram bombshell Kara Nesvig talks beauty blogging for xoVain, personal essays for Thought Catalog and being @aveda.
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Nov 5, 2015 Becky Lang
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Blogger, instructor, fiction writer and Pizza Roll maven Katie Sisneros talks everything from turning dissertations into listicles to hosting trivia all over town.
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Chrissy Stockton joins us to talk about being an editor at Thought Catalog, her Tumblr-famous blog Philolzophy and what it's like to write for the Internet full time.
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Writingness for the first time ever has two guests, Saymoukda Vongsay and May Lee-Yang. They're also the first guests who are already on Wikipedia. These movers and shakers write plays, books and perform slam poetry. We talk about their upcoming play, Hmong-Lao Friendship Play.
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This episode, standup comedian Raghav Mehta joins us to talk about what inspired him to try standup and what he's learned in the 3.5 years since.
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This week we talk to Safy-Hallan Farah, a blogger who has done everything from cultural criticism to music reviews. She talks about how she found her audience on Tumblr and how that paved the way for gigs writing for Pitchfork, Nylon, Vice, Buzzfeed and Teen Vogue.
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City Pages music editor Jay Boller talks about how to get into music journalism, how to pitch stories to him and how to find an original voice by geeking out on comedy.
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Sep 24, 2015 Becky Lang
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Writingness is a new podcast by Becky Lang that talks to writers about the process of writing. We start with Jay Gabler of MPR, The Current and The Tangential as he discusses his self-published memoir, "Summer of 40." He also shares his skin scare secret for looking perpetually 25.